It’s that time of year again – applications are open for your band to play Clarence Park Festival 2014!
Last year was huge – about 7,500 people we reckon – and there’s at least 20 slots open for acts who want to tell us how damn good they are. We’re up for pretty much anything from good hard rock right down to acoustic speedcore [what the hell is that? – Ed]
It’s easy to get in the queue. Simply visit our application page and walk through the details. You’ll be asked to upload a couple of MP3s and point us at a video and stuff, and we promise to review them all. There’s even some handy tips on what we look for.
Applications are open right up until the end of March, so get yourselves in there.
Thursday 7th November
7pm – Warehouse 23
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB
Tickets £15 advance, £17 on the door.
Friday 8th November
7pm – Fernandes Brewery Tap, off Kirkgate.
SHAWN JONES – American Country Blues guitarist
Saturday 9th November
2pm to 7pm – The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield
THOMAS WILBY GANG
RYAN MITCHELL SMITH
RYAN & JIM
8pm – The Graziers, George Street, Wakefield
Sunday 10th November
2pm to 4pm – Trad Music, Lower Kirkgate
CHRIS HANKS (guitar demo)
4pm to 9.30pm – The Bull and Fairhouse, George Street
OLD CITY BLUES BAND
BOOM ROOM BLUES BAND
(raffle and food)
You’ve just had to turn the heating on so you know its getting near that time again. KT’s Blues Festival will be with us soon, the 7th of November to be precise, over 4 days featuring 12 bands in 6 venues, all of which sell beer, woohoo!
We are pleased to announce that old favourites Dr Feelgood will be this years headliners, and will be joined by a calvalcade of other great Blues artistes which we will announce shortly.
Keep your ears to the ground for those announcements, we’ll put them out on here, and facebook, and twitter and everywhere else we possibly can asap.
Just like cable knit sweaters, roaring fireplaces and big pots of stew (mmm :-P), early winter is Wakefield City Blues time. Embrace the icy winds, horizontal rain, and dark evenings safe in the knowledge that our fine city has oodles of brilliant blues music to warm your cockles. See you There x
Want some more live music? Oh go on then
Tonight we are proud to present our official pre-festival gig at The Hop.
As usual its totally free, and we’ve 3 bands for you to enjoy.
Belladonic Haze, a classic rock band with a mixture of songs that range from pop rock, to jangley indie, to tender ballads, right through to the downright sleazy.
Aztec Doll, drawing upon influences such as; The Cure, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie & The Banshees and many others, the band have managed to create a dark yet inviting sound.
Benjamin Bloom, what to say about a major favourite from last year? Well basically he’s ace, come and see for yourself the purveyor of peculiar pop, governor of glam rock – witness the Weird & Wonderful World of Benjamin Bloom tonight from 8pm, upstairs at The Hop.
See you there x